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Re: st: RE: -hhset- hrespnr?


From   "Nirina F" <fstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: -hhset- hrespnr?
Date   Fri, 7 Mar 2008 06:02:00 -0500

I am sorry Nick, I meant sex==0 is male and I had it correct in my do
file but somehow  I had it 1 here.
So after I generate these and then run reg with if wife==1 &
husband==1, I get 0 observation because the union of the two is zero.


On 3/6/08, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> It seems that you have data on individuals, some male, some female;
> some husbands, some wives, some other categories.
>
> Your definitions are
>
> gen wife = ms == 2 & sex == 1 & head == 2
>
> gen husband = ms == 2 & sex == 1 & head == 1
>
> I assume here heterosexual marriages. Hence a husband must
> be male. So sex == 1 is wrong to define husbands if, as you say,
> that designates females.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Nirina F
>
> Dear Nick,
> I looked at what you put together on Stata faqs
> http://stata.com/support/faqs/data/members.html
> so could you may be help me in this.
> I have one dataset so I don't need to merge but to separate members of
> household out but then be able to run a
> reg income ageofwife ageofhusband schoolingofwife fe
> This is how I defined
>
> gen wife=0
> replace wife=1 if  ms==2 & sex==1 & head==2
>
> [ms is marital status, taking value 2 if married
> sex is gender, taking value 1 if female
> head is the relationship to hh head, taking value 2 if wife]
>
> gen husband=0
> replace husband=1 if  ms==2 & sex==1 & head==1
>
> I have one dataset so I don't need to merge but to separate members of
> household out but then be able to run an equation like:
>
> reg income ageofwife ageofhusband schoolingofwife schoolingofhusband
>
> I know something is wrong with my definition above because I get 0
> observation when I run the regression.
>
>
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